Investigation of the photon statistics of parametric fluorescence in a traveling-wave parametric amplifier by means of self-homodyne tomography

Michael Vasilyev*, Sang Kyung Choi, Prem Kumar, G. M. D'Ariano

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Abstract

Photon-number distributions for parametric fluorescence from a nondegenerate optical parametric amplifier are measured with a novel self-homodyne technique. These distributions exhibit the thermal-state character predicted by theory. However, a difference between the fluorescence gain and the signal gain of the parametric amplifier is observed. We attribute this difference to a change in the signal-beam profile during the traveling-wave pulsed amplification process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1393-1395
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume23
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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